September 2012 Openings & Closings


A watermelon and tomato dish from the new Little Country Gentleman - MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen
  • A watermelon and tomato dish from the new Little Country Gentleman

September was an exceptionally busy month for restaurant openings. Notable debuts included the lastest venture from Gerard Craft, the new tasting-menu concept from Mike Randolph, a new barbecue spot from prolific restaurateur Mike Johnson, a new barbecue spot from the prolific team of Dr. Gurpreet Prada, Ami Grimes and chef Chris Lee and a bricks-and-mortar location for one of St. Louis' most popular food trucks.

In fact, September was so busy that Gut Check is still playing catch-up. Among the openings and changes that we have yet to report, Craft Chophouse is now open at 210 South Buchanan Street in Edwardsville, Illinois. Via Feast, Schoemehl's Southside Grill is now open at 7529 Michigan Avenue. Another story that we totally missed, via Sauce: Tachibana (12967 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-434-3455) closed a few weeks ago. Opening in its place is a Thai restaurant called House of Thai.

As always, let us know in the comments about any openings or closings that we've missed.


Abby's Shell Corner Cafe (1221 Locust Street; 314-241-2422) Circle 7 Ranch Taphouse & Grill (14412 Clayton Road, Ballwin; 636-220-9797) Craft Chophouse (210 South Buchanan Street, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-307-9300) Hendrick's BBQ (1200 South Main Street, St. Charles; 636-724-8600) House of Thai (12967 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur) The Kitchen Sink (280 DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-261-4455) Little Country Gentleman (8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-0719) Marcella's Mia Sorella (14426 Clayton Road, Ballwin; 636-333-1015) Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603) Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe (20 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-862-3300) [additional location] Pie Oh My (2719 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-704-4416) Schoemehl's Southside Grill (7529 Michigan Avenue; 314-932-7774) Seoul Taco (571 Melville Avenue, University City; 314-517-8916) The Shack PubGrub (3818 Laclede Avenue; 314-533-7000) Sugarfire Smokehouse (9200 Olive Boulevard, Suite 114, Olivette; 314-997-2301) Tropical Escape Tiki Bar & Grill (#4 Club Center, Suite A, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-659-9997)

Page through to see September's closings.


DaBaldo's Trattoria (3518 Hampton Avenue)* Grace Manor (1801 North Main Street, Edwardsville, Illinois) Hooked Seafood Bar (8613 Olive Boulevard, University City)* The Pasta House Co. (15 North Central Avenue, Clayton) [this location only] Pratzel's Eastgate Bakery (9265 Dielman Industrial Drive, Olivette) Rue 13 (1311 Washington Avenue) Tachibana (12967 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur)

* - Closed in August, reported in September.

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